0 Football League says clubs will not reintroduce artificial pitches

The Football League has announced that its clubs have decided against the reintroduction of artificial pitches.

A vote by clubs on the matter in November resulted in a tie with a second vote at St George's Park last week deciding not to pursue a move away from grass pitches any further.

A Football League spokesman said: "Over the last 12 months, league clubs have debated the issues relating to the re-introduction of artificial playing surfaces on a number of occasions.

"Having considered all the available information and having heard from relevant experts at last week's meeting, clubs have reached the conclusion that they do not wish to pursue the matter any further, as a majority of them prefer to play their matches on grass pitches."

League clubs that have played on artificial pitches in the past include Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End and Queens Park Rangers.

For the Guardian article click here.

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